FREE ASCP Phlebotomy MCQ Questions and Answers


Which of the following would result in a specimen being rejected?

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A specimen can be rejected for a variety of reasons. These can include improperly labeled or inaccurate samples, the use of an inadequate preservative, collection in the wrong container, insufficient sample size for analysis, a lack of complete chain of custody paperwork, and an improper specimen for the needed analysis.

What other name would you give a thrombocyte?

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A thrombocyte is also known as a platelet. They are the microscopic blood cells that assist in the formation of clots by your body to halt bleeding. A thrombus is another name for a clot.

The average amount of blood in an adult human being is how many liters?

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Blood is stored in the human body in amounts of 5-5.5 liters. Depending on the person's size, this might change.

What can happen if alcohol isn't given enough time to thoroughly dry during site preparation?

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Cell walls may become damaged by alcohol. Hemolysis happens if the wound hasn't entirely dried.

Which of the following is a potential capillary sampling complication?

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Injuries from capillary sampling can result in scarring, localized or generalized necrosis, skin breakdown from repeated use of adhesive strips, osteomyelitis of the heel bone, nerve damage from puncturing a newborn's finger, hematoma, and loss of access to the venous branch.

What is the procedure for keeping a specimen under control from the time it is collected until the testing is finished?

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Chain of custody is the formal procedure for recording and monitoring the transfer of specimens from the point of collection till testing is finished. Written records that trace the movement of the specimen from patient to analyzer, then to storage and/or disposal, serve as documentation. Chain of custody policy should be followed for any tests that have medical or legal relevance, such as paternity tests, blood alcohol tests, and drug tests.

What can happen if a needle is inserted where two veins diverge?

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A hematoma is more likely to form when a needle is inserted in an area where veins divide. Insertion must take place in the specified vein's unbroken section.

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